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Walker: A Good Opportunity To Bounce Back

30 December 2020

Sam Walker was disappointed to suffer defeat on his Blackpool debut, but is looking to help the side bounce back at Bristol Rovers on Saturday after the goalkeeper extended his emergency loan deal by another week.

The shot-stopper, who joined on loan from Reading last week to cover for Chris Maxwell, made his Blackpool debut on Tuesday evening in a 1-0 defeat to Shrewsbury Town. Despite tasting defeat, the 29-year-old impressed by saving the penalty which unfortunately lead to the goal, and made a crucial save in the second half.

“After a good weeks preparation, it was frustrating to come away with nothing to show for our efforts,” Walker said.

“It was a game of few chances for both sides, so to concede the goal after making a double penalty save was hard to take, but that’s football at times. I thought as a team, we actually defended really well. The lads won their headers and made it difficult for large parts of the game."

On extending his deal for another week with the Seasiders, the goalkeeper was pleased to be given another match to represent the side.

“I’m pleased, as it’s a good opportunity to help the side bounce back from the Shrewsbury game,” he said.

“I was gutted that the Rochdale game was called off on Boxing Day, so I’m pleased to be available for the side for Saturday’s game.

“One thing I noticed when I came into the group was how good the atmosphere here is. The team had been on an impressive run throughout December, and I could feel that immediately when I came into the squad.

“I’m pleased to have secured another week with the side, and look forward to what will be a tough match on Saturday.”

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